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26 October 1979 (USA) See more »
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John Nolan ... James Garrick
Carolyn Courage ... Ann Garrick
James Aubrey ... Philip
Sarah Keller ... Suzy

Tricia Walsh ... Viv

Glynis Barber ... Carol Tucker
Michael Craze ... Gary
Rose Collins ... Diane (as Rosie Collins)
Chuck Julian ... Phil the Greek
Elaine Ives-Cameron ... Dolores Hamilton
Patti Love ... Hannah
Mary Maude ... Lady Garrick
William Russell ... Lord Garrick
Peter Craze ... The Director
Peter Atard ... Curtis the Actor (also as Peter Atiard) (as Peter Attard)
Peter Sproule ... Policeman
Colin Howells ... Detective

Peter Mayhew ... The Mechanic

Milton Reid ... Club Bouncer
Joseph Dunlop ... Villager
Roy Evans ... Villager

Tony Rohr ... Villager
John Rapley ... Priest
Steve Emerson ... Burning Man
David McGillivray ... T.V. Reporter (also as David Mc.Gillivray)
Ben Levine ... Man in Club
Tanya Ferova ... Stripper (as Tanya Ferowa)
L.E. Mack ... Mad Dolly
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike O'Malley ... Club Barman
Robert Conway ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Alan Jones ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hayden Pearce ... Man on Tube Train (uncredited)
Cleo Rocos ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman J. Warren  (as Norman.J.Warren)
Writing credits
David McGillivray (screenplay)

Les Young (story) &
Moira Young (story)

Produced by
Richard Crafter .... producer
Les Young .... producer
Moira Young .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ivor Slaney 
Cinematography by
Les Young (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jim Elderton 
Art Direction by
Hayden Pearce 
Makeup Department
Robin Grantham .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nigel Goldsack .... second assistant director
Bryan Hirst .... assistant director
Leyland Wyler .... third assistant director
Sound Department
Adam Alexander .... boom operator
Simon Okin .... sound recordist
Ted Ryan .... dubbing mixer
John Scarlett-Davis .... sound engineer
Norman J. Warren .... sound editor
Steve Emerson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Denis Balkin .... grip
Tony Barber .... electrician
David Bevan .... focus puller
Brian Herlihy .... clapper loader
John Metcalfe .... camera operator
John Moore .... electrician
Editorial Department
Ros Seily .... assistant editor
Other crew
Judi Futrille .... continuity (as Judi Furtrille)
John Hemmings .... laboratory contact
The Baron De Veauce .... the producers wish to thank
The Baroness De Veauce .... the producers wish to thank
Norma Dodson .... special thanks
Maureen Fagg .... the producers wish to thank
Tom Fagg .... the producers wish to thank
Les .... the producers wish to thank (as Les & Vicki of the Nags Head, Knaphill, Surrey)
Judi Metcalfe .... special thanks
Mike Metcalfe .... special thanks
Ivy Overhead .... special thanks
Vicki .... the producers wish to thank (as Les & Vicki of the Nags Head, Knaphill, Surrey)
Frazer Wood .... special thanks
Peter Wren .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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84 min
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:R (censored) | Germany:BPjM Restricted | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Chewbacca, Soolin, a packet of Daz, and a flying car., 21 October 2011
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Norman J. Warren was a leading figure in the New Wave of British Horror during the 70s; along with fellow schlock-meisters Pete Walker and Alan Birkinshaw, he was instrumental in pushing the boundaries of UK cinema in terms of gritty violence and sex. For that reason, I have always maintained a certain degree of admiration for the man, despite the fact that the majority of his films are technically shoddy efforts, suffering from muddled scripts, weak editing, poor acting, low production values, and amateurish special effects.

In a lot of respects, Terror is no exception—the story makes little sense, the cast are dreadful, much of Warren's visual style is cribbed directly from Dario Argento's Suspiria, and the gore is unconvincing—but after all is said and done, this film still manages to be one of his more entertaining efforts. This is primarily thanks to the unrelenting violence—there's bloody stabbings, impalements, be-headings and mangled corpses aplenty—but it doesn't hurt that the film also features several easy-on-the-eye actresses, some gratuitous sleaze, a few silly red herrings, and loads of wonderfully dated 70s trappings (wide-lapelled suits, a yellow cortina, flares, blatant product placement for Daz, and the filming of a typically daft soft-core sexploitation flick called 'Bathtime With Brenda').

Fun moments that are particularly worthy of a mention: a bear trap positioned with unbelievable accuracy; Annie Lennox's ugly twin performing an S&M strip-tease for a man with a huge nose; Peter 'Chewbacca' Mayhew unwittingly terrorising the film's heroine before uttering the immortal line "You want a mechanic?"; aspiring actress Viv (Tricia Walsh) unable to distinguish between red paint and blood (even when it's all over her face); and tasty bit of skirt Carol (Blake's 7 hottie Glynis Barber in her first screen role) doing nothing to help the blonde stereotype by locking herself in a shed full of tools when chased by a psycho killer, but failing to arm herself before making a break for it.

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